Talk:Yorkshire Census

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Where are the Yorkshire Census links for the remainder of the county? This page links only to the Yorkshire parishes page and to no census entry for much of the alphabet.


In common with other county Census pages there are many broken links in this page with dozens of parishes linked to a single Family History Library Catalogue entry which is irrelevant. Instead of creating such a large page why not siply add the Ctalogue link to each parish page for Church records and census? This would avoid the need for such long pages and would overcome the broken link issue which requires a great deal of effort to correct. This page also contains some mystery entries with numbers. Could this material be reworked please?

Siberia 20:53, 10 September 2011 (UTC)

Hi Siberia, I have just been organising a task as part of the WikiProject England to change the content on these page, with the first step of moving/renaming the current content (see also the forum thread County Census pages. Any help and/or support you can offer would be appreciated. --Steve (talk| contribs) 21:10, 10 September 2011 (UTC)

Just a suggestion Acaster Malbis, Yorkshire and Acomb, Yorkshire pages have working links which are broken on this page. There seems little point in attempting to fix this page given the scale of the problem if the information resides within the parish page; why direct the reader out to this page at all? Crayke 15:11, 12 October 2011 (UTC)

The post 1894 abolition of Clifton York to form the civil parishes of Clifton Within and Clifton Without is not reflected in the page and there is no entry for the Ancient parish York St Michael le Belfrey, Yorkshire so locating census 1841-1891 is a challenge for any user. This is a useful illustration of the weakness of the format of Anglican parish page creation; civil parishes have not been reflected in England pages and research in civil registration and other local administrative records including poor law union, electoral registers is impaired. There appears to be a need to embark on identification of civil parishes and local authorities.Crayke 07:18, 1 November 2011 (UTC) Also the "York County" page is alien to English geography; the county is Yorkshire- the Family History Library Catalogue is permeated with entries for England, York which should be England, Yorkshire. York is a City and should be distinguished from the County of Yorkshire.  Villages and parishes many miles away in the old Ridings of the county should not be confused in this way. The catalogue entries for the county would benefit from a thorough revision before wiki contributors can begin to address the inclusion of material. There is an inconsistent handling of shire counties in England throughout the catalogue including the creation of some mythical counties like Norfolkshire and Somersetshire the use of archaic shire suffixes. The attempt to include census microfilm references relies on the accuracy of the catalogue and fim numbers be correct for places of the same name.